Monday, August 27, 2012

The Tears of a Clown

I don't have a card today, my darling hubby has been home a lot and I just don't seem to get time in my craft room; I'm not complaining we do really nice "stuff' when he's not working, like walks along the river and breakfast at the beach...(it's winter here, perfect for breakfast at the beach!)
So, in lieu of a card, I thought I'd show you a painting I actually did a few years ago, simply because I liked it.  The colours suited our lounge room at that time, then we promptly changed our colour scheme, and my husband said (when I was going to move the picture out of the room) that it was one of my paintings he liked the best, so I changed the mat colour from fuscia to brown and it fits in beautifully... adding a splash of colour to a now very grown up "muted" palette (my DIL is an interior designer; muted = fashionable!)
There is something of a blue cast over this picture, I can't correct it but the close up picture is more accurate.  
I used a pattern from Donna Gilbertson, fellow Aussie who's painting style I really admire.  This is one of about ten paintings I've done using her patterns, my mum absolutely loves the style too and has done four or five of her own; in fact she's working on a couple of mini canvases at the moment (my Mum is the last one standing from my Wednesday art classes, she was one of my first pupils too - ten years, that's stamina!)
Not much more to say about my wistful little clown, he's painted using Jo Sonja acrylics, on a 34cm (13.5") canvas in a 50cm (20") frame.  
Craft Your Days Away is a multi craft challenge blog (there are so few challenges around that aren't exclusively for papercraft, unfortunately this is their last ever challenge, it has an Anything Goes theme.  The Allsorts Challenge is also a "multi challenge" blog, their theme is It's a Gift... this painting was a gift to my hubby, so I'm entering there as well. Divas by Design tell me that you don't have to stamp at all, so I'm taking that as my opportunity to enter their Anything Goes challenge too.
That's it for today, I'll be back in a day or so - hopefully with a card, or maybe with one of my fabergé eggs... I don't want to lose Craft Your Days Away without sharing some of my non-papercraft creations, lol.
Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Dawn said...

WOW!!! This is beyond stunning. You are so very talented. I just love it to bits.

Hugs, Dawn

Caz said...

WOW, what a talented lady you are, this is gorgeous.
Caz x

Anonymous said...

Wow, indeed, fabulous work...thanks for joining us at Divas!
Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

WOW!!!! Donna, this is amazing. You are so talented, I love it!

Donna x

Teresa said...

Fantastic painting Donna, my oh my you are a talented one, it's brilliant!

You are lucky, we can't even do that in the Summer. Take care, hope your Mum and Dad are well. Hugs Teresa xx

Loz ♥ said...

I love him! that is a gorgeous painting, well done! Hope you enjoyed your breakfast... I never get any time to craft when DH is home either!
thanks for that incredible list of challenges! look forward to checking them all out when I get some time :P
have a great day... bring on Spring!! x

brenda said...

A stunning piece of artwork Donna and beautiful vivid colours are so striking.

Love the sound of your morning walks and breakfast on the beach, is not even been warm enough to do that here in the UK in the summer let alone the winter.

Thanks so much for joining in my It's a Gift theme at Allsorts this week.

B x

Sarah said...

Wow Donna, this is absolutely beautiful, love the colours. Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week for our It's a Gift challenge x